The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 11768 was officially signed by the National Youth Commission on Sept. 2.
RA 11768 is the act that amends certain sections of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act of 2015 strengthening the youth and their participation in local governance.
Additional honorariums, benefits, and privileges for SK officials and members are also mandated by the law.
Some of the law’s features are the expansion of eligibility for SK treasurer and secretary to ages 18 to 30, required bookkeeping training for SK treasurer, exemption of SK members and officers from joining the National Service Training Program, and granting of civil service eligibility.
RA 11768 was signed by former President Rodrigo Duterte on May 6, 2022.
The Department of Budget and Management through Secretary Amenah Pangandaman and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) through Chairperson George Erwin Garcia also signed the IRR according to NYC.
NYC said that the IRR signing starts a “stronger partnership among the agencies to encourage future leaders, through the Sangguniang Kabataan and youth leaders to actively participate in nation-building.”
NYC Chairperson Ronald Cardema, Executive Director Leah Villalon, and Commissioners-at-Large Laurence Diestro and Robert Fanlo were also present at the ceremony.